co-reference

coreference

[koh-ref-er-uhns, -ref-ruhns]
noun Linguistics.
a relationship between two words or phrases in which both refer to the same person or thing and one stands as a linguistic antecedent of the other, as the two pronouns in She taught herself but not in She taught her.
Also, co-reference.


Origin:
co- + reference

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